US News EU boss says UK 'has to pay' for trade talks

14:00  13 october  2017
14:00  13 october  2017 Source:   Sky News

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Jean-Claude Juncker © Getty Jean-Claude Juncker

EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has insisted the UK will "have to pay" if Brexit negotiations are to progress to trade talks.

Amid the ongoing deadlock in negotiations over Britain's financial settlement, the European Commission president warned the UK it must reach an agreement on money before being able to discuss its post-Brexit relationship.

Mr Juncker also suggested Brexit will "take longer than initially thought" as he discussed why the remaining 27 EU member states will not sanction the start the second phase of talks - on transitional arrangements and a future trade agreement - at a Brussels summit next week.

Tory rebel MEPs stripped of party whip over trade talks block bid

  Tory rebel MEPs stripped of party whip over trade talks block bid South West MEP Julie Girling and South East MEP Richard Ashworth have been suspended from the Conservative Party.South West MEP Julie Girling and South East MEP Richard Ashworth were suspended from the Conservative Party after supporting a resolution in Strasbourg declaring that “sufficient progress” had not been made in the Brexit talks to move on to discussions on the future relationship between the UK and EU.

WETHERSPOON boss Tim Martin has hit back at the European Union Tim Martin claimed the EU would come crawling back for trade talks if the UK cuts short talks . It’s like me saying that I must buy your house, at all costs but that I’m not going to pay market price but what you think I can afford.”

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"The British are discovering, as we are, day after day new problems," Mr Juncker said, while speaking to students in his native Luxembourg.

"That's the reason why this process will take longer than initially thought.

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"We cannot find for the time being a real compromise as far as the remaining financial commitments of the UK are concerned.

"As we are not able to do this we will not be able to say in the European Council in October that now we can move to the second phase of negotiations.

"They have to pay, they have to pay, not in an impossible way."

But Mr Juncker added he is "not in a revenge mood" and "not hating the British".

His comments came after EU lead negotiator Michel Barnier used a press conference on Wednesday to declare he will not recommend the EU27 authorise Brexit talks move on from key divorce issues - the financial settlement, citizens' rights and Northern Ireland - when they gather in the Belgian capital on 19 October.

Mr Barnier cited a "very disturbing" deadlock over the UK's financial settlement for being unable to judge "sufficient progress" has been made on withdrawal issues.

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But the European Commission official did offer some hope by claiming he would explore "ways of getting out of this deadlock" in time for the European Council summit on 14 December, suggesting he might try and persuade EU leaders to loosen their strict guidelines on the sequencing of talks over the next two months.

The EU27 have demanded "sufficient progress" be met on divorce issues before allowing the second phase of negotiations to begin.

But Brexit Secretary David Davis has stressed some withdrawal discussions can only be concluded once the framework of Britain's future relationship with the EU is known, with it understood UK officials won't budge on the financial settlement until there is some slackening of the EU27's stance.

Further hope was offered to the UK Government after it emerged the EU27 might start "internal preparatory discussions" on Britain's post-Brexit relationship from this month. Included in leaked draft conclusions for the 19 October European Council summit, the document revealed Mr Barnier could soon be invited to discuss the EU27's position on the second phase of negotiations ahead of the potential sanctioning of trade talks at December's summit.

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The EU boss said : "I don’t wish to dwell at great length on this because this is ongoing. The UK government is hesitating showing all its cards, why would it do this in order to reveal those to others, so we’ve got the negotiating team in Verhofstadt's Brexit threat: No trade talks until divorce bill is paid .

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